PLDT Enterprise celebrates 2018 with regional clients through a series of epic thanksgiving concerts, called PLUGGED, in Cebu, Davao, and North Luzon.


In a show of gratitude for the year that was, PLDT Enterprise once again capped off the year with its string of annual thanksgiving concert parties—the PLDT Pasasalamat Night. Aptly themed, “Plugged,” the event—held at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Cebu, the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao, and the LausGroup Event Center in Pampanga—treated clients to a concert extravaganza that paid tribute to greatest bands of all time. As with previous iterations, guests were once again greeted with an array of exciting giveaways at the Pick-A-Prize Booth during registration.

SVP & Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups Jovy Hernandez, accompanied by FVP & Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin and FVP & Head of PLDT ALPHA Vic Tria, opened each leg with a warm welcome and a message of thanksgiving.

“I’d like to thank each and every one of you for the bonds we’ve shared through the years. We look forward to many more fruitful years together as friends and partners. Advanced Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!” Hernandez said.

PLDT’s Contraband kicked off the party with a repertoire of hits from the likes of the legendary Led Zepplin and Tears for Fears, to name a few.

On top of serving as the night’s host, the dazzling Valeen Montenegro then hit the stage to deliver some electrifying dance numbers—captivating the crowd with her inimitable charm and energy.

Further adding to the excitement was a raffle, led by the Corporate Relationship Management Heads of each region—namely, Jimmy Chua for Cebu, Ben Melasa for Davao and Dick Perez for North Luzon.

Chua, Melasa and Perez were joined onstage by other PLDT Executives as they raffled of premium tech items and prizes from brands like Samsung and American Tourister.

Smart VP & Head of Wireless Core Business Solutions Chet Alviz and Head of Loyalty for Smart Infinity Gino Belgira followed, sharing the latest perks and promos offered by Smart Infinity. They ended the segment on a high-note with a raffle of the brand-new iPhone Xr.

As with previous iterations, each night also fostered a spirit of competition among attendees with its line-up of games led by Montenegro. With all participants awarded with exciting prizes, everyone went home a winner.

Excitement peaked once rock legends, The Dawn, hit the stage for a performance of their greatest hits—thrilling the crowds of Cebu, Davao and Pampanga.

Following the hair-raising performance was the grand raffle draw of UHD Curved TVs and Samsung S9 units.

As the annual celebration continues to grow—outdoing previous iterations with a grander scale and impact—one thing that remains constant is PLDT’s unwavering commitment to deliver only top-notch service to its clients and partners.